Team Hinesville weightlifters James Fox, 16, and Jaleel Menifee, 18, won the bronze and silver respectively, at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics held Aug. July 30-31 in New Orleans.
With two weeks to go before Bradwell Institute takes the field in a preseason scrimmage against Liberty County High School, the BI coaches and players are hard at work while trying to beat the summer heat.
The Long County High School softball team is coming off a tough 5-9 regular season in 2010, but that was still good enough to get the Lady Blue Tide into the Region 2-AA playoffs.
The race track in Chatham County will be rocking tonight.
Liberty's 14U traveling baseball team, the Thunder, won its final tournament of the season in Brunswick last weekend. It wasn't easy, but the boys held strong in a three-hour championship game, winning, 9-6, in extra innings. The boys finished their 2011 season with a combined record of 18-4. The team thanked parents, coaches and Carol Jarrett and Cut Loose Hair Salon for all their work and support.
The South Georgia Basketball League held a championship tournament Sunday at Myers Middle School in Savannah. The South Georgia Kings junior boys took the championship trophy by beating the Savannah Cobras, 57-50. Junior player Richard LeCounte (35) was recognized at the SGBL awards banquet for earning his division's MVP award.
Sixty-four golfers competed in the third annual HAPfan Golf Tournament on Saturday at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.
Saturday was a bad day for the semipro football team from Darlington, S.C.
Scott's All-Stars held their second annual awards banquet July 22 to honor the players' academic and athletic accomplishments.
Adrien Vakerics has played soccer as long as he can remember. The past four years he's been a starter on the varsity squad at Liberty County High School.
Liberty County High School is gearing up for the 2011 season by competing in 7-on-7 passing league competition. In the photo a LCHS receiver jumps for a catch against Telfair High School during workouts held July 21. The Courier will provide weekly coverage on all the local high schools as they pursue winning seasons and bids into the state playoffs. Schedules, season outlooks, interviews with coaches and players and more will be featured in the annual football sections so fans can be armed with the latest information on Liberty, Bradwell and Long County high schools before the season begins.
New Long County High School football coach Ronald Flott met with his team's parents Tuesday to provide information about the upcoming year.
Looking to hold on to their undefeated record, the Hinesville Hurricanes (3-0) will host the Darlington Warriors (1-1) Saturday night at 7 in Long Bell Stadium in Hinesville.
As the summer winds down, the Long County High School softball team has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season.
The 100 plus degree heat didn't stop the Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team from battling it out in a tournament last weekend. But the Thunder fell short in the championship game against a team made up of players from Wayne County and Brunswick. Coach Ricky Cross and Pat Sammons said they were still proud of the team's second-place finish, adding their players never caved in and played with tremendous determination and heart. "They never quit or felt they were out of a game," Sammons said.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Miguel Pineda set a new school record Thursday for most points scored in a boys' basketball game when he sank in 52 points in the Highlanders' 119-72 win over Coastal Home School in non-region action at the St. James Sports Center.
The Liberty County boys' basketball team was denied its ninth straight win Friday as Statesboro narrowly beat the Panthers, 39-37, during LCHS's senior-night game.
The Bradwell Tigers got a huge fight from the Windsor Forest Knights on Friday, eking out a 71-68 double-overtime win in Savannah in Region 3-AAAAA action.
According to MLB.com, Long County native Dustin McGowan received the OK last week to pursue a spot in the 2014 starting-pitching rotation for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The third time was the charm for the Liberty County High School boys' basketball team against Brunswick.
Editors note: The game was originally scheduled to be played at Bradwell, but earlier this season the Knights were in the process of resurfacing their gym and swapped the first matchup against the Tigers. the Courier regrets the error in the print edition.
It looked like the Long County girls' team might eke out a win against St. Vincent's Academy for the home fans Tuesday.
Members of the We Run It Track Club, a local team comprised of middle- and high-school athletes, placed well at last week's Jimmy Carnes Invitational Meet in Gainesville.
Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae had a career-best 34 points as the senior guard propelled the University of Tennessee to an 81-74 win over Arkansas on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.
Low Country Storm holding tryouts
It came down to the final seconds, but the Bradwell Institute Lady Tiger junior-varsity girls' basketball team held on Saturday to win the 21st annual Donell Woods Tournament.
The Southeast Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament is under way.
Dorian Adkins was crowned homecoming king during Long County's basketball game against Vidalia last Friday in Ludowici.
People keep asking me what Georgia Southern will accomplish on the football field in 2014.
The Long County Fire Department and the Sheriff's Office have a fundraiser basketball game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Long County Middle School.